amiss definition

  • adjective:
    • Out of correct purchase: what's amiss?
    • perhaps not in perfect form; faulty.
    • incorrect; defective; out-of-order; poor; since, may possibly not be amiss to inquire about advice.
    • Wrong; defective; out-of-order; improper.
    • not functioning precisely
  • adverb:
    • In an improper, defective, unfortunate, or mistaken means.
    • Mistakenly
    • Astray
    • Wrongly.
    • Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; sick.
    • in an improper or mistaken or regrettable manner
    • in an imperfect or defective way
    • from the correct or anticipated course
  • noun:
    • Fault; wrong; an evil work, a bad deed.
    • A fault, incorrect, or blunder.
    • Fault; wrong: as, “some great amiss,”
  • others:
    • Away from the mark; taken care of; out from the appropriate training course or purchase; in a faulty way; wrongly; in a fashion unlike propriety, truth, law, or morality.
    • Improper; wrong; faulty: used only when you look at the predicate: because, it may not be amiss to inquire about advice.

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